UN and IEA deliver wake-up call to the building sector

Reprinted from The Fifth State (thefifthestate.com.au/urbanism/climate-change-news/un-and-iea-deliver-wake-up-call-to-the-building-sector)  Article was written by David Thorpe and originally published 12/12/17 Near-zero energy, zero-emissions buildings must become the global construction standard within the next decade for the world to have a chance of adequately fighting...

Mandate says new state agency buildings must pursue ZNE now

California Department of General Services (DGS) Director Dan Kim issued a mandate (Management Memo 17-04) in October expediting the Governor’s Executive Order B-18-12 and requiring zero net energy (ZNE) for new construction projects starting October 23, 2017. ZNE performance is...

San Francisco Schools Take Aim at Reducing Carbon, Energy Use

San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is responsible for educating over 56,000 students from grades kindergarten through 12th, preparing them for the future. In late September, the Board of Education took action to ensure that future would be sustainable by...

Solar Decathlon

For the last two years, fourteen teams of the most advanced college students in the world have dedicated themselves to preparing for the upcoming 2017 Solar Decathlon, a premier global competition. On October 5-15, 2017, the participants unveiled the full-size...

Calling All Ultra-Low and Zero Energy Buildings

Were you part of the design team for a high performance building? Do you know of a building that is targeting ZE? We want your data! New Buildings Institute (NBI) is in the process of collecting building data for commercial...

Georgia Tech Designs First Living Building in Georgia

This write-up was originally posted on the Kendeda Fund’s website. Visit the project’s blog to learn more about the design of Georgia Tech’s new Living education and research building as it finishes design development and prepares to break ground next week. The Kendeda...

Pittsburgh: Leading Green Building Hub?

by Leon Kaye, Business Writer at Triple Pundit. This article was originally posted on Triple Pundit. Learn how the location of the 2018 Getting to Zero Forum transformed itself from a manufacturing hub to one of the country’s greenest cities in...

Net Zero Energy for Buildings

by Diane Moss, Founding Director of the Renewables 100 Policy Institute. This article was originally posted in Facility Executive. Published August 14, 2017, Facility Executive has a new article about zero energy buildings that is a must read!  Advanced energy solutions...

Ultra-low Energy Retrofits Show Promising Growth Across the US

by Jennifer Thorne Amann, Buildings Program Director with ACEEE. This blog was originally posted by ACEEE.  This new blog post, published August 3, 2017, by American Council for Energy-Efficient Economy celebrates the advancements made toward a high performance building stock and makes key...